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The Learning Team offer a range of curriculum-linked workshops, tours and projects for educational groups, using the exciting theatre environment to enthuse and inspire learning in a real world setting.

“…incredibly beneficial for helping students understand how a theatre works in a vocational context. The tour was superb”

Theatre Tours and  Workshops

Come and explore Leeds’ most historic theatres at Leeds Grand Theatre or City Varieties Music Hall. Tours can be tailored to the needs of your pupils. 
Workshops use a combination of individual and group work and a variety of activities including tours of the theatre where relevant to ensure all students gain the most from their visit (the theatre is a working building therefore access may not be possible in all areas). Our workshops are differentiated for KS3 and KS4 pupils. For more information download our  Learning Programme .

Bespoke Workshops 

Looking for something a bit different? Our bespoke workshops and projects are a great kick start for new topics or can support current work in an engaging and inspiring setting. Previous bespoke activities have included: Ancient Greek vs. Victorian Theatre, Imaginary Settings, Talking Teamwork, Spooks and Superstitions and Music Through History. If you’re interested please get in touch  to discuss your ideas.  
Our Schools Partnership Programme offers a tailored package of curriculum-focused activities throughout the year such as tours, workshops and enterprise projects.  Teachers will have access to an online Teachers’ Forum to share experiences, an annual CPD event and a dedicated member of the Learning Team to support with project planning.  
If you’re interested in building a meaningful partnership with the city’s historic and much loved theatres, then download details of our Schools Partnership Programme here or contact the Learning Team for more information.

If you’re after a longer term engagement then our projects are a great way to inspire groups to develop new skills, apply knowledge, raise aspirations and build on confidence. Projects vary in length depending on need and can be planned in partnership with schools to ensure they address key areas. For more information download our  Learning Programme .
Work Experience and Training

We offer a limited number of work experience placements each year. Placements tend to last one week and are an opportunity to learn about Leeds Grand Theatre & Opera House and the different departments within our organisation whilst gaining experience. Placements are intended for students in Year 10 or 11 and priority is given to a number of local targeted schools. If you wish to discuss opportunities for your students, please get in touch.

We offer a range of apprenticeships across different departments such as Technical Theatre, Front of House, and Community Arts. All vacancies are advertised here.  

Work Experience/Apprenticeships contact grandfuturesleeds@leedsgrandtheatre.com
Extra-Curricular: Summer Schools
Do your pupils get bored in the holidays? Want to encourage them to try something new? Keep an eye out for our Takeover Summer Schools, organised by young people for young people, offer fantastic creative and fun taster activities in an arts environment for 12 – 17 year olds in August. 
Youth Theatre
If you’re pupils would like to develop their skills in performance with an opportunity of working alongside professional directors, choreographers and technical teams, then our Youth Theatre might be for them.

Contact and Further Information
For more information download our Learning Programme .
If you are interested in any of the above  please contact the Learning Team to discuss further on
 (0113) 297 7042 or learning@leedsgrandtheatre.com
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